Sense8 Is Coming Back To Netflix For A Special Two-Hour Finale
Although it's not a complete resurrection of the abruptly canceled series, fans will be thrilled to learn that Sense8 is coming back one last time, in the form of a special two-hour finale episode.
The beloved sci-fi-drama series from out trans creators Lana and Lily Wachowski was popular with LGBT viewers for its compelling inclusive storytelling.
Sadly, earlier this month, Netflix announced that the show had been cancelled.
But amid a social media campaign to #BringBackSense8, Netflix has given the show one last breath of life.
From The Hollywood Reporter:
The news came in the form of a letter from co-creator Lana Wachowski, who helmed the most recent second season of the sci-fi series after sister Lilly Wachowski took a step back. The pair created the show with J. Michael Straczynski.
"The outpouring of love and grief that came in the wake of the news that Sense8 would not be continuing was so intense, that I often found myself unable to open my own email. I confess I fell into a fairly serious," began Lana Wachowski. The series was canceled by Netflix on June 1, shortly after its May 5 second season release. "I had never worked so hard, or put so much of myself into a project as I had with Sense8 and its cancellation hollowed me out."
Calling out the "impossibilities" her crew achieved — the second season filmed in 16 cities and 11 countries to capture the stories of its global cast — and the sadness from the cast, especially the eight stars who make up Sense8's starring "cluster," the showrunner said the passion from the fans, who created a petition to bring the series back, was most humbling.
Head to The Hollywood Reporter for more.